Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Russia

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Granta Books, 2001 - Bereavement - 506 pages
During the 20th century, Russia, the Ukraine and other Soviet territories experienced more violent deaths than anywhere else on earth. The First World War, the civil war of 1918-23, the state-created famine of the 30s, the great purges and the vast sacrifice of the war against Hitler: these are only the most significant chapters in an epic of destruction.

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NIGHT OF STONE: Death and Memory in Twentieth-Century Russia

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A wrenchingly poignant examination of how the Russian people have coped with a century of tragedy and loss.Because Merridale (History/Univ. of Bristol) believes that the truth resides more in stories ... Read full review

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For anyone who wants to understand ordinary Russians today this book by a British academic is vital reading. The book is not really a book about politics, though politics is an important background ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Catherine Merridale is a Senior Lecturer in history at the University of Bristol. She holds degrees from Cambridge & Birmingham. This book was supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the British Academy, & the Russian Academy of Science. She is the author of two academic books on Russia & has written for the prestigious History Workshop Journal. She lives in Bristol, England.

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